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ROMAN SPINDLE WHORL

Spindle whorl; cast lead bi-concial spindle whorl. The whorl is circular with a prominent rib around the edge. It is decorated on both sides with radiating lines and a ring cutting the lines. The whorl is pierced through the centre with a cylindrical, sub-circular hole. The metal has a patchy grey-white patina over its surface.Spindle whorls are notoriously difficult to date out of context since v…